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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Jess Peletier, 16th Aug, 2015.

  1. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm about to embark on a bigger than expected surprise reno and need some advice on the order in which I need to get each trade in.

    I've got a month from today to get it finished, so I'd like to keep the trades as efficient as possible.

    The trades will be painter, sparky, tiler, flooring, blinds, and plumber, but I have no idea what needs to be done when - for eg, do I need to remove the old lights and fans prior to the painter coming in? Pull up old flooring and tiles? get rid of the toilet and trough?

    If someone could shed some light that would be great!
    Thankyou!
     
  2. WattleIdo

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    I'd start with the plumber to get rid of the toilet and trough and as much as he can do asap then sparky and take it from there. Floor at the end if possible, probably after painting. Blinds will be last.
    A month isn't really much time. I reckon you'd be lucky to get them lined up within that time period anyway.
     
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  3. Jess Peletier

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    I'm not doing much in the bathroom and kitchen so a month is okay I reckon. It's not a major reno at this point, the trough and toilet are the only major things being replaced.
     
  4. bob shovel

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    Start with a list of everything that needs to be done
    Work out what each trade needs done before they can start.
    And who is not affected by other trades to get in first

    Jump onto excel and go to templates and use the gantt chart. List all tasks and fill in start dates and durations. Or of you have or can us ms project that can also work out a plan. I think the excel template may include some instructions and steps to follow to use it (i haven't used excel, but it would be fairly simple and give you some) dates and order)

    As for sparky before painter, not really a problem get them both asap, either way the painter has paint around the fittings.
    copy your list over
     
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  5. Scott No Mates

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    Jess, rush out and grab a copy of 'Renos for Dummies'. If it's out of print I will write it, edit, illustrate and bring it to market ;)
     
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    Pictures ?
     
  7. Azazel

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    If you haven't already, I would start calling around as soon as possible to check on availability, and to get some different quotes.
    If it's not that far away, it's possible you may have some crossover with your preferred timelines.
     
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  8. Jess Peletier

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    Please do, I'll be your first customer :)
     
  9. Jess Peletier

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    I'll post some befores when i go up to the house on Thursday :)
     
  10. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    My PA is onto it :)
     
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    Ooh, PA, fancy!
    That's the way to do it.
     
  12. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    I know - I love her! Haha!
     
  13. Scott No Mates

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    It'll come with the disclaimer "don't try this at home".
     
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  14. Big Red

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    Awesome and good luck with it.
     
  15. willair

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    http://www.licensedtrades.com.au/?source=ppc

    Only my opinion,but start with a licensed electrician that way everything is site safe ,then let the electrician coordinates all the other trades and the site is safe..imho..